Hotel Rooms Should Be Cleaned Every Day
Updated: Jul 7, 2022
Did you know that Hilton is using COVID-19 as an opportunity to end automatic daily housekeeping and eliminate housekeepers’ jobs?
That’s unacceptable – so we’re joining forces with housekeepers and their union UNITE HERE to tell Hilton that hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. Click here to add your name to their petition. We signed it, and we’re asking you to sign it, too.
Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day – that’s what hotel guests have come to expect and love, and health experts prefer increased cleaning, too. But as tourism comes roaring back, hotels are taking advantage of pandemic disruption to cut standard services and the workers who make them possible.
Hilton’s plan to end automatic daily housekeeping would slash jobs held overwhelmingly by women of color and make housekeepers’ workloads even more painful – because rooms are much dirtier after days without cleaning.
But it’s not inevitable. By asking for daily housekeeping whenever we stay at hotels, we can protect the traveling experience and jobs. Please join the Oregon AFL-CIO and click here to sign the petition to tell Hilton that hotel rooms should be cleaned every day.